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In life everybody’s always looking for ways to upgrade there lifestyle. Here are 3 quick ways that will help you rock Upgraded Suit Style!
Oscar de la Renta said “Walk like you have three men walking behind you.” Confidence is the the first step to upgraded suit style. So when you pick a suit combo, pick something you like and wear it with confidence. You can wear anything if you wear with confidence.
At 141 we are big endorsers of being bold, but being bold doesn’t mean being loud! Simplicity is often the key to upgraded suit style. A simple combination of a black suit, white shirt, and black shoes can be a bold but simple look. So keep it bold but simple!
Trends come and they go, you do not want to be a slave to trends! So when you find a suit style and look that You feel looks best, stick with it. There is no statement more powerful than being yourself!
With these tips you are sure to have Upgraded Suit Style!
In a suit world were there is such an emphasis on being be Bold, often the simple and elegant get lost. Often when one thinks about being elegant they think of a black or blue suit, but have you tried Brown? “Brown?”, one may say to oneself. Yes, Brown Brown Brown.
Why Is Brown Often Forgotten
It’s just not your typical go to suit color. Most people think black, blue, even gray.
If you do brown right it can look really nice and classy, but when you go brown keep it simply.
Option 1: Brown suit, white shirt, brown tie, brown shoes.
Option 2:Brown suit, white shirt, black tie.
Option 3: Brown suit, blue shirt,brown tie.
Another benefit of a brown suit is you can wear it all year long and it won’t look out of season.
So the next time you go to buy a suit think Brown Brown Brown!
The Value Of The Deconstructed Suit Jacket!
One of the most important things that are lost today in men’s style is comfort. Of course you want to look good, but you also want to feel comfortable in the suit you’re wearing. One way to achieve a high level of comfort is the Deconstructed or Unconstructed suit jacket/blazer.
What Is It?
This jacket has a little or no lining or padding, it has regular interfacing but no chest canvas, shoulder pads or sleeve head rolls.
How Is It Made?
Deconstructed jackets have a maximum of 2 layers, the cloth itself and the lining.
Semi constructed jackets have 3 layers the cloth, the lining, and some fusing.
The Value Of The Deconstructed Jacket!
1 ) You won’t get too hot
One of the biggest advantages of the deconstructed jacket is you can wear it in the summer and you won’t get too hot, but still keep your style.
2 ) It’s fits the body like a cut-to-bone shirt.
You will find we the deconstructed jacket it’s going to fit real nice and close to body.
3 ) Has a nice relaxed feel.
With a unconstructed jacket you won’t feel so tight and constricted on the inside even though you look formal on the outside to others.
The unconstructed jacket is valuable, it’s lightweight, it’s comfortable, it’s stylish.
So Deconstruct Your Jacket!
In today’s modern suit game the pocket square (a.k.a. handkerchief) has become a much needed accessory to your suit. The question is, how do you wear a pocket square properly? In this style tag we will discuss 3 ways to Pocket Square Etiquette.
1) It should never completely match your tie.
The days of your tie, pocket square, and cuff links all being exactly the same is over. The trap that most men get into is thinking that everything has to match exactly. Tip: think of your pocket square as it own accessory. So your pocket square should either be a complimenting color to your outfit, typically shirt, or pull subtle color from your look. If you really want to be Bold, pick a pocket square that doesn’t match your outfit at all.
2) It should be a different material than your tie.
When you use a material that is different than your tie it adds texture to your outfit. If you get in the trap of your tie and pocket square matching, your look will feel dated. So what type of pocket square materials are good to get aside from the standard silk pocket square? Try Cotton, Linen, or even Wool you won’t go wrong with those.
3) It doesn’t have to look perfect
Have fun with your pocket square, it doesn’t always have to look perfect. Stuff it in your pocket, pull some of it out, and keep moving.
So in review we highlighted 3 ways to Pocket Square Etiquette 1) it should never completely match your tie. 2) it should be a different material than your tie. 3) it doesn’t have to look perfect. If you apply those three simply things you will have proper Pocket Square Etiquette!
We live in a instant and quick society. You likely have been frustrated because your cell phone isn’t loading as quick as you would like it to. So in regards to stepping up your suit game, what are some quick ways in which you can quickly Up Your Suit Game. We will list four.
The Tweed Wool suit
Wearing a tweed wool suit would primarily apply to wearing it in the fall and winter months, but a nice tweed wool suit will set your apart from your contemporaries and will defiantly Up Your Suit Game. When deciding what fabric to go with don’t just go safe by picking a shade of gray, try a nice chocolate color or even a deep burgundy color. So needless to say, have fun with it!
For along time ticket pockets were an identifying mark of a custom suit and very rarely did you see the average man on the street with a ticket pocket on his suit. In recents years tickets pockets are on just about every off the rack suit design. So if you want to step up your suit game, the next suit that you should buy should have patch pockets on the jacket.
Patch pockets are nice modern way to step up your suit game, and be ahead of your time in the fashion department. There are many ways you can decide to design your patch pockets: patch, patch round, patch with a flap, and patch with flap and pleat pocket. Whatever you decide you are sure to get many compliments and questions about your style choice.
The knit tie is a nice way to up your suit game as well. Why knit ties are so nice is they will add texture and dimension to your outfit. Whether you go with a silk knit tie or a wool knit tie either way it’s going to look cool.
Have Fun With Your Socks
If your wearing solid color socks still it’s already too late. Have fun with your socks, allow your socks to be an extension of your personality. Tip: (If you have a solid suit on to make your socks pop. Have your pocket square a different color than your suit and have your socks match your pocket square)
In a world were we want things quick. Here are fours ways to Quickly Up Your Suit Game!
The White Dress Shirt. It’s simple, it’s timeless, it’s elegant and should be an essential part of any mans wardrobe. We will highlight four reasons why The White Dress Shirt should be a staple in every mans closet, but first what is the history of The White Dress Shirt.
They have been around since the 19th century. The White Dress Shirt was seen as symbol of wealth and class since few men could afford to have them laundered routinely. As a result, how white your shirt was became a means of social distinction and is where we got the terms today of “white collar” and “blue collar.”
Eventually, due to technological advancements, the white dress shirt became affordable to the masses.
Now that we have a history, here are four reasons why The White Dress Shirt should be a staple in every mans closet.
1) They look great
Nothing can make a suit really pop more than a simple white dress shirt
2) It goes with anything
The white dress shirt will look great with Any suit in your closet.
You can go more formal with a white dress shirt our you can unbutton the top buttons and go more casual even if you have a suit on. (great look for happy hour)
4) It never goes out of style
Nothing says elegant like a white dress shirt.
So we have highlighted Four reasons why every man should make The White Dress Shirt should be a staple in every mans closet.
Quick tip: (Have a few white shirts in rotation, that makes sure one doesn’t look dingy from over wear.) It’s simple, it’s timeless, and it’s elegant. It’s The White Dress Shirt!
How shoes trees are essential to proper shoe care.
You have decided to invest in buying quality dress shoes, so the question is raised.
How do I best take care of my shoes so that I get the most out of them and keep them looking good?
Well there are a few essentials to proper shoe care, but in this style tag we will focus on one: Shoe Trees.
1) What is a shoe tree?
A shoe tree is a device approximately the shape of a foot that is placed inside a shoe to preserve its shape, stop it from developing creases and cracking, and absorb moisture from the lining of the shoes.
2) Shoe Trees Maintain Your Shoe Size And Shape
The most important reason to use shoe trees is that they will help maintain the natural shape and size of your shoe. Shoe trees can prevent your shoes from developing creases, or at least slow down the process.
Extra tip: If shoes are not worn for long periods of time, they actually shrink. Using shoetrees will help stop that shrinkage.
3) Shoe Trees Prevent Moisture Buildup
When we have our shoes on, our feet perspire. That moisture accumulates in the lining of our shoes, which not only makes them uncomfortable, it slowly, over time destroys your shoes. Wooden shoe trees helps to absorb that moisture.
4) Shoe Trees help With Odor
Wooden Shoe trees absorb the Oder that comes from our feet from daily activity.
Extra Tip: At 141 we recommend to always go with wooden shoe trees, instead of plastic shoe trees. Plastic shoe trees do not absorb odor or moisture.
So we have highlighted What a shoe tree is and the benefits of purchasing a pair of shoes trees for each pair of dress shoes that you have. So you can see why it is important to have a Tree in your shoes!
So you want to start collecting watches to match your new bespoke
suit game. Where do you start?
Should I start with a watch that has black or brown band or should
I go with something else? Those are usually the questions guys ask
when they move to the stage in their life when they start buying
higher quality watches to accompany their wardrobe. So we will
highlight three areas to think about when comes to purchasing your
Rolex, Brietling, Omega, everybody knows that those are the pinnacle
of watch perfection. With that elegance though comes a hefty price tag,
and despite what you may see on Instagram most people can’t afford
that kind of luxury. So what is a man to do if he is a baller on budget?
There are many brands that provide quality timepieces that aren’t as
expensive as the premium brands. Where can you find such brands?
In general you can find many brands at your local mall, but if you are
looking for timepiece that most people in your circle won’t have try the
app Touch of Modern.
Quartz versus Automatic
Really it’s a personal choice, in both options you can find timepieces.
Just remember Quartz watches are powered by battery and Automatic
watches are powered by the natural movement of your hand.
So what type of band should you start with? Again it’s a personal choice
but to have a watch that has more versatility with your wardrobe start
with silver band watch and build from there. Silver watch goes with just
So you want to start collecting watches to match your new bespoke suit
Now you now where to start.
Why working sleeve buttons are a signature of Bespoke suits.
Many guys ask the question “If I purchase a bespoke suit, instead of an off
the rack suit, will I be able to tell the difference?”
The answer to that question is yes.
There are many differences between
a bespoke suit and an off the rack suit, but we will focus on
just one: Working Buttons.
Why are working buttons a signature of bespoke suits
and not off the rack?
The reason is because off the rack suits are mass produced. The
designer can’t spend the the time to personalize each garment.
With bespoke, a person can not only pick the number of buttons he
wants on his sleeve ( 2,3,4 etc.) , he can also pick if he wants the buttons
kissing or not, and the color stitching he wants on the button
What do working buttons show ?
They show people that the person wearing the garment pays attention
to detail. A man that focuses on details, is a man who is detailed and
disciplined in all area’s of life.
How should you wear a suit that has working buttons?
First thing you can’t do is keep all the buttons fastened. That defeats the
purpose of having working buttons. Some people go more aggressive and
unbutton all of the buttons. A good rule of thumb though, the is if you have
more than three buttons on a sleeve, unfasten the first two buttons.
Why should you get a bespoke suit with working buttons instead
of an off the rack suit?
Frankly, it just looks cooler! So, are your working your buttons. The only way
you can work you buttons is by going with Bespoke instead of an
off the rack suit.